Nx Private Cloud GitLab Auth

Before creating your container, you'll need to create a GitLab app for your organisation.

Creating a GitLab app

From GitLab, click on your profile picture and chose "Preferences":

Then "Applications" from the left-hand menu:

Give the app a name. The authorization callback is the important bit. It needs to be in this form:

[your-nx-cloud-url]/auth/gitlab/callback

Important: Ensure there is no backslash at the end of the "Redirect URI" (i.e. it matches the above pattern)

Ensure you grant it the "read_user" scope:

Click "Save".

Once you create, keep a note of the Client ID and the Secret:

Connect your private cloud instance to your new app

When setting up your private cloud, you can pass these two environment variables to it:

GITLAB_APP_ID=... GITLAB_APP_SECRET=...

Use the App ID and App Secret from when you created the app above.

On-premise GitLab

If you are running an on-premise version of GitLab, you will need to configure one additional environment variable:

GITLAB_API_URL=https://custom-gitlab-instance.com

This will point all auth endpoints to your GitLab server (rather the public one).

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